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Have you ever played the ‘What if….?’ game with fabric? You may well be asking yourself “What is the ‘What if…?’ game??”. Let me explain. You start by following a pattern, following instructions, and then having got quite familiar with the pattern, you start to wonder. You start to think ‘what if I do this?’,…

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The other night I lay in bed tossing and turning thinking about my upcoming holiday and how I was going to transport a mini quilt I was working on without folding it and messing it up (lots of little pieces arranged on it). At 2 am I decided to get up and tackle the problem…

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The quilting bag which can be adapted for your needs . I so enjoyed the sew-a-row challenge last year (Fire & Ice) that I signed up again when the word was out that there was going to be another one.  I am one of those people who think things are ‘a good idea at the…

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Quick free pattern finds. Who else has got to February and not thought about Valentine’s Day? We’re approaching our 25th wedding anniversary (think it’s next year?!) but we do still try and do something around Valentine’s – even if it is just a takeaway! But have I thought about making anything, been out shopping for…

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Sep 26

Bah Humbug 

– the making of a gift calendar for monster-loving kids or the Grinch of the family Kids love monsters, but we probably all know someone who acts like a Grinch, scorning everything about Christmas, but still wanting to eat the chocolates and get the presents.   As that could just about describe me, I decided to…

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Back in March an idea was floated within the UKQU bloggers community to put together a ‘sew-a-row’ quilt. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it is a quilt made up of different horizontal rows, usually with some kind if sashing and a border. This was a collaborative project between Sue Griffiths, myself, Corinne Curtis,…

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Welcome to Week 2 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 1 …. So today’s the day that cutting, and maybe sewing, begins.  Block 1 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly.  We will be learning how to make…

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Aug 15

Sew-a-Row

Well, the shout went out for anyone interested in taking part in a sew-a-row where you had to design the row, sew the row and write up the pattern for it. After taking part in a sew-a-row a few years ago and enjoying every minute of it I just knew that this was for me.…

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I was totally overwhelmed by the number of people who liked the mini quilt I made for the UKQU Spring 2018 Mini Quilt Swap. I received dozens of comments and Facebook messages asking if I had bought the pattern or if I had designed it myself. It has been so popular that I have been…

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The day at last has arrived – and what a scorcher it is set to be.  Rather inopportune to be releasing a Christmas pattern in the middle of a heatwave but you never can tell with an English summer. Ta-da!!  I give you the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL quilt pattern.   Herbs and flowers are covering…

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Just over 3 years ago a friend of mine a fellow crafter of cards and paper goods, had her wish come true in opening a little shop that another friend of mine was looking to rent out. To help her out and get the shop ready and stocked with items ready for opening, I was…

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Way back last December, I was given the chance to work with the 2018 Christmas range of Makower fabrics. The brief was to design a quilt that could be run as a Block of the Month (BOM) or Mystery Quilt. Now I know a lot of you love your Mystery Quilts, but I can’t get…